5 Natural Beauty Brands All Beauty Insiders Love

by Ng Yi Lian
LIFESTYLE  |  July 26, 2018
  • Farmacy
    1 / 5 Farmacy

    Farmacy kickstarts an all-natural skincare movement which includes products with homegrown, hand-reared ingredients. Founded by an avid gardener from New York, Farmacy’s products are cold-pressed and distilled to enhance their potency

    STAR PRODUCT: Perfect for sensitive skin, Green Clean Makeup Meltaway Cleansing Balm ($50) is proof that an effective cleanser doesn’t need to be harsh. A scoop of this nourishing wax-like solid balm melts right away on wet skin. Rinse for soft and clear skin. Available at Sephora.

    (Also read: 12 Best-Selling Korean Beauty Products in Singapore)

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  • Tata Harper
    2 / 5 Tata Harper

    Vermont-based Tata Harper hit stores only after five years of extensive research and development. Embracing a green and sustainable lifestyle, the former industrial engineer created the skincare label after her cancer-stricken stepfather was told by doctors to keep his products as natural and organic as possible.

    STAR PRODUCT: With 11 active ingredients such as skin-strengthening pomegranate, deep-cleansing apricot seed powder, exfoliating white willow bark and refreshing grapefruit, the Regenerating Cleanser ($112) is gentle enough for daily use on all skin types. It refreshes and soothes skin. Available at Beauty Candy Apothecary at Mandarin Gallery.

    (Also read: 5 Natural Skincare Products Great For Your Skin)

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  • Herbivore Botanicals
    3 / 5 Herbivore Botanicals

    Perfect for green skincare lovers, the Seattle-based brand is created with natural ingredients like cold-pressed oils and distilled essential oils, GMO-free soy wax and certified organic ingredients.

    STAR PRODUCT: The Lapis Facial Oil ($72) is perfect for oily skin as its Blue Tansy oil contains a powerful anti-inflammatory and antibacterial component that thoroughly hydrates skin without clogging pores. It also soothes the redness on sensitive skin types. Available at Sephora.

    (Also read: Get Radiant Skin with This Affordable, 100 Per Cent Natural Skincare Brand)

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  • Chantecaille
    4 / 5 Chantecaille

    Founder, Sylvie Chantecaille, launched the brand, beginning as a niche fragrance house based on essential oils before expanding into a full range of skincare and makeup products, based entirely with flowers.

    STAR PRODUCT: The Vital Essence ($195) serum is gentle enough to be used on the eye area as well. Infused with powerful botanicals that promote plump skin, this rose-scented serum absorbs extremely quickly, immediately soothing dehydrated and sensitive skin. Available at Takashimaya Department Store.

    (Also read: 12 Things From Your Kitchen That Can Be Used As Face Masks)

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  • Arcona
    5 / 5 Arcona

    With a focus on active ingredients, Los Angeles-based Arcona contains no chemical stabilisers, parabens, sodium lauryl sulphates, perfumes or dyes. Instead,  cosmeceutical-grade enzymes, antioxidants and amino acids formulated in small batches ensure freshness, even without the preservatives.

    STAR PRODUCT: The Cranberry Gimmage ($63) imparts a divine scent of cranberries and contains fine exfoliants in a rich paste, making exfoliation a luxurious experience. Your skin will immediately feel smoother and radiate with brightness. Available at Sephora.

    (Also read: 4 Best Anti-Ageing Ingredients Your Skincare Products Must Have)

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